Turkey red

Turkey red
Turkey Tur"key, n. [Cf. 2d {Turkey}.] An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia. [1913 Webster]

{Turkey carpet}, a superior kind of carpet made in Asia Minor and adjoining countries, having a deep pile and composed of pure wool with a weft of different material. It is distinguishable by its coloring and patterns from similar carpets made in India and elsewhere.

{Turkey oak}. (Bot.) See {Cerris}.

{Turkey red}. (a) A brilliant red imparted by madder to cottons, calicoes, etc., the fiber of which has been prepared previously with oil or other fatty matter. (b) Cloth dyed with this red.

{Turkey sponge}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Toilet sponge}, under {Sponge}.

{Turkey stone}, a kind of oilstone from Turkey; novaculite; -- called also {Turkey oilstone}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Turkey red — n. 1. a bright red produced on cotton cloth by alizarin 2. cotton cloth of this color …   English World dictionary

  • Turkey red — marso raudonasis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Raudonas pigmentas, kurio pagrindinis komponentas Fe₂O₃. atitikmenys: angl. burnt sienna; Indian red; mars red; mineral red; Persian Gulf oxide; red earth; red ocher, US; red ochre, GB;… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Turkey red — noun Etymology: Turkey Date: 1769 a brilliant durable red produced on cotton by means of alizarin in connection with an aluminum mordant and fatty matter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Turkey red — 1. a bright red produced in fabrics by madder, alizarin, or synthetic dyes. 2. cotton cloth of this color. 3. See Adrianople red. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Turkey red — 1. noun A vibrant red colour. 2. adjective Of a vibrant red colour …   Wiktionary

  • Turkey red — Tur′key red′ n. 1) a bright red produced in fabrics by madder, alizarin, or synthetic dyes 2) tex cotton cloth of this color • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Turkey red — /tɜki ˈrɛd/ (say terkee red) noun 1. a bright red produced in fabrics by madder or alizarin. 2. cotton cloth of this colour …   Australian English dictionary

  • turkey red — SYN: madder …   Medical dictionary

  • Turkey red — noun a scarlet textile dye obtained from madder or alizarin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Turkey red — n. 1 a scarlet pigment obtained from the madder or alizarim. 2 a cotton cloth dyed with this …   Useful english dictionary

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